Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Griffith University has been recognised as a leading institution in the field of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Congratulations to all staff in the discipline of Humanities, Arts and Literature involved in this achievement.

Congratulations to centre member Dr Harry Van Issum on being the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funds to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career humanities researcher to undertake research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas.

Congratulations to our Resident Postdoctoral Fellows, Dr Poppy de Souza and Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro who have been awarded an Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship which allows them to undertake research overseas. Only 12 were awarded nationally.

Upcoming events

Rock Art Resize

Histories of Australian Rock Art Research

Gold Coast, 8 - 9 December 2019.  This symposium aims to bring together people to reflect upon unique events, ideas and trajectories in the history of Australian rock art.

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